Virus-templated silica nanoparticles

Nicole F Steinmetz (Lead Author), Sachin N Shah, J Elaine Barclay, Ghanasyam Rallapalli, George P Lomonossoff, David J Evans

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Abstract

An engineered variant of the plant virus, Cowpea mosaic virus, can template the controlled fabrication of silica nanoparticles of ≈30-nm diameter under environmentally benign conditions at ambient temperature and in aqueous solvent. This is the first reported mineralization of the external surface of a cage-like viral bionanoparticle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-816
Number of pages4
JournalSmall
Volume5
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Comovirus
  • Mutation
  • Nanoparticles
  • Silicon Dioxide

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